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Disney Parks After Dark: Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on October 31st, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Throughout the month of October, we’ve presented a look at the spooky side of Disney Parks around the world. This week, we’re celebrating Halloween at Magic Kingdom Park with a chilling look at three residents of the Haunted Mansion – the Hitchhiking Ghosts.

In this photo, shot by Disney Photographer Gene Duncan, ghosts Ezra, Gus and Phineas (their unofficial names) appear to hitchhike down the parade route during Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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To see how Halloween is celebrated at other Disney Parks, including at some of our international parks, check out the list of posts below.

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Caption This: A Halloween Surprise at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on October 31st, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Happy Halloween week!

Today’s Caption This photo was snapped during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park last year. Any guesses as to what caused this little boy’s reaction? A funny costume? A really great trick-or-treat station?

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You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in the “Comments” section below!

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Celebrate Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with a Disney Villains Poster Set

posted on October 28th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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UPDATE: We’ve reached our limit and are no longer taking emails for a chance to receive Villains poster.

Last month, we shared some amazing Disney villains posters celebrating Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at our #NotSoScary Halloween Treat Up. The artwork was so popular at the event that we wanted to provide a chance to win the complete set of four posters. If you are one of the first 100 people to send us a “Disney Villains Poster” greeting, you may be eligible to win a set of these posters.

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To enter for a chance to win all four posters, email us a “Disney Villains Poster” message of no more than 50 characters in length to WDW.Sweepstakes@Disney.com and include your full name and mailing address in the email. Once the potential winners are determined, we’ll send notifications via email. See the sweepstakes rules and eligibility requirements here.

Sweepstakes open only to persons who, upon entering, are not deemed minors in their jurisdiction of primary residence and are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to complete Official Rules. Ends 10/28/13.

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Phineas & Ferb Join The Creepa Crew At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on October 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


“Mom! Look what Phineas and Ferb are doing!”

Attention “Phineas & Ferb” fans – Candace’s favorite brothers have joined the Creepa Crew this year at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Their mission? To get the (Halloween) party started on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park.

Watch Phineas & Ferb Lead the Creepa Crew at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This fun Halloween pre-parade gets the crowd warmed up just after the Headless Horseman passes and before the “Boo-To-You Parade” begins. Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on how you can join the “crew” in their dance to China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters”.

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Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade Scares Up Fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you seen Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? It’s one of my favorite parts of our annual Halloween party at Magic Kingdom Park.

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This year, guests waiting for the parade to start on Main Street, U.S.A., can join Phineas and Ferb (and the Creepa Crew) in a special dance prior to the parade’s arrival. The parade also features plenty of Halloween fun, including Mickey Mouse and friends in costumes, candy-themed floats, and one of my favorites – a section of the parade that’s inspired by The Haunted Mansion!

Check out the video below for a look at what’s new in this year’s parade.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park – Tips For Beginners

posted on September 23rd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays, which is why one of our family’s must-dos each fall is to attend a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. These special event parties at Magic Kingdom Park are the perfect way to get into the fall spirit.

In case you’re attending your first party this year, here are some tips on how you can make the most of your evening.

The Party Requires a Separate Ticket

We see this question every year, and yes, entry to the party requires a separate Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket (even if you’re visiting the park earlier in the day, the party requires separate entry). Here’s a tip – you may receive a discount on select event nights when you purchase tickets in advance. Some nights do sell out, so buying tickets ahead of time is suggested. You can find that information here.
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Wear Costumes

Kids (of all ages) are welcome to wear costumes to the party. It doesn’t matter whether your costume is elaborate or homemade, dressing up puts you in the Halloween spirit and sure makes for cute photos with Disney characters – who also don their Halloween best!

Grab a Special Event Map

The best way to ensure you don’t miss a thing is by grabbing an event map on the way in. These special maps show the location of trick-or-treat stations and special character greetings and list the times for must-see Halloween entertainment.
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Try Trick-Or-Treat Stations

Guests of all ages are also welcome to trick-or-treat throughout the park at designated treat stations and special treat trails – pathways that offer multiple candy stops along the way. This year, more than 220 tons of candy are on order, so be sure to pick up a complimentary trick-or-treat bag on your way into the park.
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Watch Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade

Any Disney parade is amazing, but if you’d like to see a procession of characters in Halloween costumes, marching Haunted Mansion butlers, dancing hitchhiking ghosts, Goofy’s giant candy machine and more, Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade is a must-see!
'Happy HalloWishes' Fireworks at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Don’t Miss “Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks

One of the highlights of the event is the special Halloween-themed fireworks show that takes place at 9:30 p.m. “Happy HalloWishes” is narrated by the Ghost Host from The Haunted Mansion and features sections inspired by Cruella de Vil, Jafar, Oogie Boogie and other Disney villains.

Do you have a tip for attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? If so, leave it in the “Comments” section below.


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Lots of Treats (No Tricks!) for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 19th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


One of the most fun things about fall is all the pumpkin-scented goodies and raiding the kids’ trick-or-treat bags, but we have so many more treats in store just for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that kicked off September 10 in Magic Kingdom Park and runs on select evenings through November 1.

Chocolate Mummy Cupcake at Main Street Bakery

Peanut Butter Chocolate Spider Whoopie Pie at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. Candy Corn Vanilla Ice Cream with Surprise Candy Corn at the Bottom of the Cone at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland

The good thing about these treats: you’ll find them in the park all day long.

  • Caramel apple slush at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland, a sour apple sip with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
  • Candy corn vanilla cupcake, chocolate mummy cupcake and decorated sugar cookies at Main Street Bakery.
  • Spiced pumpkin waffle sundae at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square, topped with vanilla soft-serve ice cream and dusted with cinnamon sugar and spooky sprinkles.
  • Chocolate ghost cupcakes at Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland with a mound of “dirt,” (Oreo crumbles) and topped with a marshmallow ghost.
  • Candy corn vanilla ice cream with surprise candy corn at the bottom of the cone at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland.

Table service restaurants will add seasonal sweets, too.

  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A., is serving Peanut Butter Chocolate Spider Whoopie Pie, as well as the-popular “bat cake” – a bat-shaped chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting (available at dinner on party nights only).
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland, there’s a blood orange and chocolate cream puff filled with “dripping blood-orange mousse,” and a Poisoned Caramel Apple Cupcake (vanilla with caramelized apples).
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table is featuring the Evil Queen’s “Brew-le,” vanilla crème brûlèe with “eyeballs, bones and bubbled sugar.”
  • Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square is offering a Halloween trio dessert with cake “eyeballs,” pumpkin pudding and almond “witches’ fingers.”

Souvenir popcorn buckets and orange and purple cotton candy are found at carts found throughout the park.

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Hundreds Attend Disney Parks Blog #NotSoScary Halloween Treat-Up at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 17th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Hundreds Attend Disney Parks Blog #NotSoScary Meet-Up at Magic Kingdom Park

Ghosts, princesses and even Disney villains were a few favorite costumes of the night as hundreds of Disney Parks Blog readers joined the fun at our #NotSoScary Halloween “Treat-Up” at Magic Kingdom Park.

Tara Anderson and Denise Case from Walt Disney World Entertainment

Our meet-up began at Tomorrowland Terrace with photos, caricatures and even special signed posters by Disney artists for some lucky guests on Friday the 13th. Then, the group learned firsthand how Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties are created and how best to experience it all from Walt Disney World Entertainment show director Tara Anderson and Denise Case from creative development at Walt Disney World Entertainment.

Guests Get a Sneak Peek Inside Princess Fairytale Hall

As a special surprise for readers, “Treat Up” attendees got a sneak peek inside Princess Fairytale Hall before the official grand opening on September 18. But before heading over to New Fantasyland, Walt Disney Imagineers Jason Grandt and Pam Rawlins talked about the attraction and shared a few stories about how it was created.

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To wrap the night, guests were able to return to Tomorrowland Terrace for VIP viewing of “Celebrate the Magic” and “Happy HalloWishes.”

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Treat Up” – the costumes at this year’s event were the best yet. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for information about our next meet-up opportunity.

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Party in Style During Halloween Time at Disney Parks

posted on September 16th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Halloween time is here … and you know what that means? Nights filled with fright, delight and tricks and treats at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park and Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park. So if you are planning to attend either party and celebrate the “spirit” of the season, then I’m going to make sure you do it in style.

Keep a close eye out for commemorative T-shirts for youth and adults featuring the following artwork.

Commemorative Halloween T-shirts at Disney Parks

If you’re still deciding on whether or not to attend one of the parties on either coast, but you know that these shirts have to become part of your Halloween wear, be sure to take part in a special online shopping opportunity via www.disneystore.com/parkevents, September 18 – 24, 2013.

Now if it’s Halloween-themed pins that you would rather “treat” yourself to, check these out.

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Want to see more pins featuring Goofy with the Headless Horseman, a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary mystery set, a 20th anniversary Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” pin, or Mickey and friends dressed in their Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” best? Check out DisneyPins.com for all the details. Oh and Annual Passholders, make sure you look for the special Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween pin created just for you.

Don’t worry… specially created pins were made for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Halloween Time too, including a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder pin featuring Chip ‘n’ Dale that I guarantee you’ll go “nuts” for.

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder Pin For Mickey's Halloween Party

If you’re curious if there’s anything to sink your teeth into… check out some of the terrifying treats coming your way from our candy kitchens. They’re to die for…

Hope you have a spook-tacular time!

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Boo To You! The Headless Horseman Rides Through Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 13th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Every year, my family and I attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and for us, the “Mickey’s ‘Boo To You’ Parade” is a must-see. By far, one of the most thrilling moments of the procession is the ride of the Headless Horseman. For me, that’s the moment I know the Halloween season has officially arrived!

But of course, trick-or-treating at the party is also a ton of fun – which seems to be someone else’s favorite party activity, too. Take a look.

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